God and Mammon: Chronicles of American Money
Date: October 2020
Duration: 6 hours 23 minutes
This book is about the partnership of God and Mammon in the New World-about how Americans have made money and lost money, and about how they have thought about that obsessive and peculiarly American subject. Money is the basic American thing, the life's blood of the country. God and Mammon shows how the dynamics of money in its many dimensions (material, spiritual, cultural, psychological) worked to make America what it is. It traces the grand American binaries of success and failure to their theological origins in Calvinism's anxieties about salvation and damnation.